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SU in the News: Friday, October 29, 2010

October 29, 2010


A Forbes blog posting on next generation social media notes an S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications breakfast discussion about Mark Zuckerberg’s advice to David Karp, founder of Tumblr, on how to grow his social blogging service without sacrificing innovation.

Continuing national coverage of research led by Stephanie Ortigue, assistant professor of psychology in The College of Arts and Sciences, includes a Time “Healthland” blog entry and other broadcast and online news reports.

The Ithaca Journal previewed a Cinemapolis presentation of three horror films to be introduced and discussed by Kendall Phillips, professor and associate dean of research and graduate studies in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. reported on University College’s Thursday Morning Roundtable discussion featuring local economist Roger Evans.

The Post-Standard briefly previewed presentation of “Something More Comfortable” at the black box theater, directed by Marie Kemp, assistant professor of drama and musical theater in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.


Speaking at a conference in Dublin, Vincent Tinto, distinguished professor in the School of Education, is quoted in an Irish Examiner article on college dropouts and retention of college students more actively involved in learning.

Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the Newhouse School, commented for a Bloomberg Businessweek (view video clip) cable segment and radio report on late night comedy, Conan O’Brien and Jon Stewart. Thompson is also quoted in Toronto Star and Politico stories about satire and the Stewart and Stephen Colbert rallies in to be held in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere this weekend. Additionally, Thompson is quoted in an Arizona Republic article about the trend of Phoenix area schools celebrating seasonal harvest festivals rather than Halloween parties.

Jeffrey Stonecash, professor of political science in the Maxwell School and College of Arts and Sciences, is quoted in a New York Daily News story about donations by gubernatorial candidates to party groups, clubs and organizations.


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